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Nā kāne of Kaleo O Laka I Ka Kikina O Ka Lā under the direction of KS alumnus and Performing Arts Kumu Kaleo Trinidad took first place in the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition men’s kahiko category. Trinidad is among nine KS alumni whose hālau are participating in this year’s world-renown competition.

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Apr. 24, 2019

  • AUTHOR
  • Nadine Lagaso

Happy Merrie Monarch Week! Many of our KS students, staff and alumni will share their passion for Hawaiian language and culture on a worldwide stage at the festival’s hula competition starting this Thursday.

The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition showcasing kahiko (ancient) and ʻauana (modern) hula. The festivities also include a Miss Aloha Hula competition, Hawaiian arts fair, hula shows, and a grand parade through Hilo town.

Good luck to our Kamehameha ‘ohana and mahalo to the following alumni who are lighting the way to a vibrant future for our lāhui.

KUMU HULA

Keolalaulani Dalire KSK’99
Keolalaulani Hālau ‘Ōlapa O Laka

Kapua Dalire-Moe KSK’90
Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea

Tracie Farias Lopes KSK’89 & Keawe Lopes
Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

Kamaka Kukona III KSK’96
Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua

Hulali Solomon Covington KSK’71
Beamer-Solomon Hālau O Po‘ohala

Haunani & ʻIliahi Paredes  KSKʻ92
Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

Kaleo Trinidad KSK’93
Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā

Allison Kaʻilihiwa Vaughan-Darval KSK’93
Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine

Karl Veto Baker KSK’76 & Michael Casupang
Hālau I Ka Wēkiu

MISS ALOHA HULA

Miss Aloha Hula 2018 Shalia Kamakaokalani KSM’14 of Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka (Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig-Nakasone KSK’92) will take the stage for the final time this week. Among those vying for her title are alumni:

Tasha Kauluwehiokalani Ah Quin-Soren  KSK’12
Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea
Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe KSK’90

Kiana Kaheanani Costa KSH’13
Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani 
Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang

For details on the event, visit the Merrie Monarch Festival website.
 

Watch it Live!

The Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition will air live on KFVE and stream live on the KFVE website on the following days:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Miss Aloha Hula Competition

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Hula Kahiko Competition

SATURDAY, APRIL 27
6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Hula ‘Auana Competition and Awards

Spectrum customers, can tune in to K5 on channel 1022 or 22. Hawaiian Telcom customers can tune in to channels 1013 or 13. Dish can view the contest via the online stream.


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